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Blog Archive for robogeek during November 2006

Now that we've open source'd Duke, it's possible to use the Duke Mascot (technically Duke isn't a Logo but a Mascot, as I understand it) for any aspect of the Java ecosystem. Way back in the mysts of tyme, in the 1.2.2 and 1.3 timeframe, I helped to put the java.awt.Robot class into the platform. In 1.2.2 we had a private class, and in 1.3 we upgraded it to a real honest-to-goodness class for...
In Concerns about GPL-licensed Java goes into some well known issues with copying code from one project to another. The first concern, 1) When code is GPL, the license tends to infect things that aren’t intended to be GPL. is indeed why we chose the Classpath exception. It's so that the GPL-ness of the runtime classes do not pass along to programs that subclass the runtime classes. Though an...
Okay, we're finally public with what we're doing. Maybe I'll find time to resume posting on my blog. Especially as we have some interesting Quality Team plans cooking in the background. Anyway I'm reading through the slashdot thread and it seems worthy to post a few responses to what I see there. And it's worth saying up front -- I am not a lawyer, so for the real legalese of various questions...